Quick Facts Jake Tapper

  • NameJake Tapper
  • Birth NameJacob Paul Tapper
  • Nick NameJake
  • FatherTheodore S. Ted
  • MotherHelen Anne Tapper
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Working ForCNN ABC
  • Net Worth$8 million
  • Eye ColorBrown
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toJennifer Marie Brown (m. 2006)
  • ChildrenAlice Paul Tapper, Jack Tapper
  • EducationDartmouth College, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
  • AwardsMerriman Smith Memorial Award, Emmy Award
  • TV ShowThis Week
  • BooksDown and Dirty 2001
  • Birth Year1969
  • Birth month03

Jake Tapper is an American Journalist, author, and cartoonist who is also the current chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, Weekday television news show The Lead with Jake Tapper, and Sunday morning affairs program State of the Union. Previously, Tapper has also worked for ABC News.

Tapper was honored by The White House Correspondents’ Association for his work as Senior White House Correspondent. Further, he also earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage for contributing the coverage of the inauguration of former President Obama.

Jake Tapper Net Worth and Salary

Jake Tapper has an estimated net worth around $4 million amassed from his journalism career. As a Chief Correspondent for CNN, he reportedly earns a good amount as his salary.

The estimated average salary of News Correspondent at CNN can range from $86,299-$185,918 which based upon statistical methods. 

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Tapper has also written 3 books, Body Slam: Jesse Ventura Story, Down and Dirty, and The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor from which has earned a good rating from viewers. The Kindle edition books can be found at the price around $6-$7 in Amazon

In 2015, Jake was moderating the Republican primary debate, it was the most watched debate ever and gained the highest TRP in CNN history.

Jake Tapper Personal and Married Life

Jacob Paul Tapper was born in New York but raised in Queen Village. His mother, who was raised Presbyterian, converted to Judaism and his father was born to a Jewish family.

Tapper’s mother used to work as a psychiatric nurse at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Centre and his father is a graduate from Dartmouth College who served as the president of South Philadelphia Pediatrics and associate clinal professor of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College.

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Reviewing his married life, Tapper has a girlfriend turned wife, Jennifer Marie Brown with whom he exchanged vows in 2006. The wedding took place on Jennifer’s home at Missouri. Since then the couple shares a healthy relationship without any issues regarding their divorce and extramarital affairs.

The duo currently resides in Washington, D.C along with their two children, a daughter, Alice born in 2007, and a son, who is 2 years younger than Alice. However, the name of his second child has not been mentioned.

Jake Tapper Early Life and Education

Jake Tapper was born as Jacob Paul Tapper on March 12, 1969, to the father, Theodore S. Ted and mother, Helen Anne Tapper. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity. Further, his star sign is Pisces. He grew up along with his brother, Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, an author and the Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Franciso.

Talking about his academic, he completed his high school from Akiba Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school located in Merion, Pennsylvania.

After high school graduation, he joined Dartmouth College from where he earned his Bachelor degree in A.B in History, modified by Visual Studies, in 1991. Afterwards, he joined USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Jake Tapper Career

In the year 1992, Tapper served as a Campaign Press Secretary for Democratic congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, and later served as her congressional press secretary. 

As a freelance writer, Tapper wrote several articles and then began his full-time journalism career in 1998 for the Washington City Paper as a Senior Writer.

Later on 2001, Tapper hosted the CNN news talk show as well as wrote news and articles for several publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and many more.

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In 2003, Tapper was hired by ABC News where he covered a range of topics including work in the ABC News Baghdad bureau. Eventually, after anchoring ABC’s program, This Week Tapper was named Senior White House Correspondent on November 5, 2008. The White House Correspondents’ Association awarded him the Merriman Smith Memorial Award in 2010, 2011, and 2012 for the presidential coverage under deadline pressure. As a senior White House Correspondent, Tapper interviewed former President Obama several times.

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After contributing his work for ABC, he began his journalism career with CNN in January 2013, hosting his own program, The Lead with Jake Tapper. His program won three National Headliner Awards for his reporting in 2013.

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Throughout his journalism career, he has received several awards including the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Besides Journalism, Tapper has also authored several books one of them is The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor which is a critically acclaimed book about U.S. troops in Afghanistan and was debuted at number 10 on The New York Times bestseller list for hardback non-fiction.

  • He has followers of 1.98M on Twitter and  35.9K on Instagram